5160 Del Sol Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952
HISTORY AND GLAMOUR COMMUNE
The Hacienda del Sol Estates is an iconic south Merritt Island community showcasing marvelous mansions and large high-end homes with coiffed, professional grounds. Within the neighborhood's borders is a vivacious, colorful past...a historical playground for the rich and famous. As the story goes, this area was first purchased in the 1930s by Gulf Coast engineer, W.T. Stewart, who bought the 80-some acres for his socialite wife. He built her a 15,000-square-foot centerpiece mansion of which the community was named. The residence recently sold for a record price, which is great for surrounding property values! The Stewarts and following owners of this paradigm estate entertained US President Lyndon Johnson, US astronauts, dignitaries, international royalty, celebrities, and a host of Brevard County's A-listers. This paved the way for the community's future elite. The epic location is exquisitely nestled between the Banana and Indian Rivers. Local schools are all a nine to fifteen-minute drive. The Kennedy Space Center, Blue Origin, and SpaceX are each within half an hour to the north. Patrick Space Force Base, Northrop Grumman, and the Harris Corporation are a fifteen to twenty-five-minute commute south. The Atlantic Ocean beaches are eleven minutes away!
Behind stately double electronic iron gates, a brick semi-circle driveway ushers up to a three-car, side-load garage and to a grand entrance enhanced by palm trees and tropical plants. In keeping with the spirit of the nearby, original 'Hacienda del Sol', this majestic mansion showcases the authentic beauty of Mediterranean architecture. The NEWER tile roof accents a stucco exterior adorned with intricate relief listellos and a columned portico. A double-sided travertine tiled terrace flanks the giant double-door entry, opening to a magnificent foyer where a bubbled chandelier and clear sightlines introduce amazing art, classic tile and wood floors, and captivating, professionally designed spaces. It's a first impression fit for only the finest of homes.
Palatial ceilings tower over a curvaceous scrolled metal and wood staircase and an illustrious formal living room adorned with a globed Troy chandelier and fine furnishings by Century and Vanguard. A custom granite bar is accoutered with a tile backsplash, wood cabinetry, wine racks, a stainless steel fridge, and an ice maker. Glass French doors with plantation shutters frame the backyard oasis and open to the poolside lanai. It's a brilliant way to commence the savvy sophistication of this estate's adventurous interiors.
Sashaying into the oversized family room, coral stone wraps around a hearty electric fireplace, as another set of glass French doors open to the pool. This space is graciously enhanced by a massive wood-framed entertainment unit, a theatre-style television, and a handmade Norwegian power-leather sectional. Grab an endless tub of popcorn and settle in for marathon movie nights!
Premier marbled quartz counters cascade across an exquisite epicurean kitchen, flaunting a big farmhouse sink and light-grey cabinetry with flush-close doors. Lighted top-row glass cabinetry and under-mount lighting illuminate the counter-to-ceiling Zellige tile backsplash. Sleek stainless steel appliances include a commercial-grade Wolf gas oven range, a SubZero refrigerator, a counter-height microwave, a Bosch dishwasher, and a separate ice maker specializing in bite-sized pieces made for those movie night sodas! Cone-shaped gold and white Hudson Valley pendants brighten up the breakfast bar, a perfect spot for socializing with the chef and enjoying after-school snacks. The kitchen flows into a spacious dining area furnished with reclining Stressless seating.
Off the foyer are two rooms with double-door entries. One is a cushy guest suite displaying furniture by Hooker, along with French doors to the lanai. Wallpapered in elegance, the attached bath presents a micro-tiled shower and an exterior door to the pool. With comfort like this, your guests may never leave! Across the foyer is a beautiful office space outlined with beadboard wainscoting and topped with a rich, wood-paneled ceiling.
Another downstairs bedroom/flex room with a walk-in closet, and a half bath offer additional accommodations. A star-studded Uttermost chandelier hangs over the large laundry room, equipped with a front-load Samsung washer and dryer, custom cabinetry, a granite counter, and entry to the three-car garage. This is a handy drop-off spot for backpacks, shoes, and groceries.
Two separate sets of stairs lead up to the ravishing resplendence of the second floor. The main staircase exhibits a capacious open landing with a broad bird's eye view of the formal living area. This provides the perfect platform for a small band or quartet during prodigious entertaining. Open up all the doors to the lanai and invite your distinguished guests to mix and mingle, as melodious music floats down and around from your second-floor stage. It's a treat they won't soon forget! This space could also be an airy loft for a pool table or ping pong.
The primary quarters are on one end of the landing, a pulchritudinous parade of beauty. A circular chandelier hangs over an elegant tufted upholstered bed, and two walk-in closets display built-in shelving. The ensuite is a lavish escape from the everyday. Slim double-lit sconces flank a jumbo jetted tub surrounded with stone and tiny squares of tile. A spa-inspired shower proffers multiple heads, steamer jets, and bench seating, creating a blissful bathtime experience. Custom cabinetry with raised embellishments are congenial complements to the double granite sinks. This is your soft place to land after a long day!
On the other side of the main staircase are three bedrooms, a full bath, a library a large storage closet, the second set of stairs, and a HUGE dressing room. This TO-DIE-FOR coliseum of couture is an unexpected arena of splendor and style, a veritable playground for fashionistas, garment gurus, and shoe stockpilers alike. Graced with two teardrop crystal chandeliers, and laid with plush carpet showcasing subtle cheetah prints, the all-white furnishings are further accentuated with pops of soft pink accessories. Floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, mirrors, and shelving outline the walls, as a pair of quartz-topped bureaus with two-sided drawers take center stage. Twin walk-in closets with crystal-like knobs add to the massive storage capabilities. A glamorous vanity and pillowed window seat indulge the luxurious layout. Eat your heart out, Hollywood!
Decked out with pinks, purples, a chandeliered princess bed, and a bigger-than-life unicorn mural, this bedroom is what fairy tales are made of! The dreamy attached bath flaunts a chevron-tiled shower with adorable flower-patterned flooring. Connecting two of the other bedrooms, the fourth bath is a marvelous medley of grey, black, and white. Jazzy diamond flooring accents a monochromatic penny-tiled wall and a frameless glass shower with coordinating tilework. A hallway door makes this a convenient stop for guests. Most of the home's baths feature Elysium tiles, top-of-the-line Krugg lighted mirrors, and frameless glass shower enclosures.
Off the loft is a cozy library/reader's nook with a built-in bookcase and a wood-plank ceiling. It's an idyllic place to snuggle up and dive into a good story! A generous upstairs closet next door is handy for storing holiday decor. The back staircase offers quick access to the kitchen and laundry room.
Throw caution to the fresh air and tropical breezes on the giant screened lanai punctuated with travertine tile flooring and a rustic wood-topped ceiling. The hand-picked Tommy Bahama furniture invites you to unwind and bask in the tranquility. Fire up the grill in the summer kitchen, exhibiting stacked stone accents, an ice maker, and a sink. These amenities surround a super-sized pool with a sun shelf and multiple water features. The attached spa adds to the refreshment and rejuvenation. Feel the stress melt away! Outside the screen is a grassy backyard with ample space for outdoor activities. A big fire pit patio is adorned with seven porch swings, providing a unique seating option for everyone. The basketball court sparks friendly competition and keeps the whole family active and engaged. The play structure is perfect for climbing adventures and exploration. It's a sanctuary full of the SPECTACULAR!
This luxury, fully-furnished mansion is a true masterpiece, boasting finishes and furniture that exude elegance and sophistication. With a host of special spaces throughout, every corner of this home is a testament to exquisite detail and design. Let's not forget the fantastic backyard, a heavenly haven of relaxation and recreation! This is most certainly one for the books. Become one of the few, one of the fortunate, to call this iconic Merritt Island location your home.
5,558 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
1 Acres lot
5160 Del Sol Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952
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